MLT scenics: Fall has arrived

Photographer David Carlos notes you don’t have to go to the North Cascades Highway to see the fall colors. He captured a few locations around the city that put on a colorful show Sunday.

Just Around the Corner: Belltown P-Patch Community Gardens

Now in its 25th year, the 4,400-square-foot Belltown P-Patch Community Garden is home to roses, nasturtiums, dahlias, tomatoes, artichokes and squash. Some of the vegetable harvests are for private use, while some go to food banks. People have to wait up to two years for a plot to become available so they have the privilege…

Scene in MLT: Boy Scouts volunteer to clean storm drains

Boy Scout Troop 60 spent Saturday volunteering to help Mountlake Terrace City staff clear the city’s storm drains. More than a dozen volunteers spent the morning learning about stormwater runoff and how it affects the environment. The scouts then helped city staff clean the storm drains around the city, including near the Town Center and…

Just Around the Corner: Reckless Video

  Publisher’s note: David Carlos often takes photos in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, but he occasionally submits photo essays capturing interesting places and events nearby. So we’ve given these essays a name: Just Around the Corner. Here’s his latest, on Seattle’s Reckless Video. I wandered into the Reckless Video store for the first time…

Dick’s Drive-In celebrates 65th anniversary with car show

Photographer David Carlos was on hand to capture moments from the Edmonds Dick’s Drive-In car show, held in honor of the drive-in’s 65th anniversary this year. The Edmonds location — the only one in Snohomish County — is on Highway 99 just north of 220th Street Southwest. “It’s not about cars, it’s about people,” Carlos…

Scene nearby: Saying goodbye to Northgate Mall

Wednesday, I visited Northgate Mall for the last time. The 70-year-old mall, the very first to be called a “mall” in the country, has fallen on hard times. The internet has taken over as the marketplace of consumers. I’ve been coming here for 50 years; not so much recently. (Yes, I guess I was part…

Scene nearby: Spirit of St. Louis replica takes flight

Ninety-two years after Charles Lindbergh flew The Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic, another Spirit of St. Louis took to the skies for the first time Sunday. The new Spirit, perhaps the most painstakingly detailed replica of the original, flew at 7 a.m. on its maiden flight at Arlington Municipal Airport, with approximately 50…

Scene in MLT: Ballinger Organic Garden work party

Members of the Ballinger Organic Garden hosted a summer cleanup/fall planting event Wednesday night. Volunteers did a lot of weeding, saved cosmo and calendula seeds, planted carrot, lettuce, cucumber and zucchini seeds, and planted cauliflower, leek, cabbage, winter savory and flower starts. The group also pulled out some plants that were fading in the summer…

Scene in MLT: Townhomes on the way

Crews began demolition of two vacant houses at the northwest corner of 240th Street Southwest and 55th Avenue West in Mountlake Terrace this week in preparation for the construction of 19 townhomes at the site. According to the city’s Department of Community and Economic Development, plans for the half-acre site call for the construction of…

Scene in MLT: Busking brothers

Photographer David Carlos spotted these two brothers — who just moved to the Northwest from Miami —  busking Wednesday at Mountlake Terrace’s Cedar Plaza. Leo, 20, was on the saxophone, while 16-year-old Samuel was on the keyboard. . They currently live in Everett, but need to raise funds for private music lessons. “When I said,…

Scene in MLT: New location for ballot drop box

You may have noticed that the Mountlake Terrace ballot drop box has been relocated. After consulting with Snohomish County Elections, the City of Mountlake Terrace moved it from the northeast end of the Civic Campus property to the southwest corner — between the police station and the library. This will make room for construction of…

Scene in MLT: Soaking in the sunset

Whether people were fishing, canoeing, talking on the phone or watching the sunset from the dock, Lake Ballinger was full of activity Thursday evening, photographer David Carlos notes — “Perhaps because the next two days call for showers.”

Edmonds CC Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen service members

Edmonds Community College hosted its sixth annual Memorial Day Ceremony Wednesday, May 22, in the college’s Black Box Theatre. The ceremony invited members of the community to celebrate and honor military service personnel who have fought and died for their country. This year’s ceremony paid tribute to D-Day veterans who served during WWII. The ceremony…